Aiming to provide his patients the best in oral care, Dr. Jordan Cherkinsky is a local dentist with 32 years of experience. As a 1977 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry, he has gained the knowledge and skills that have made him well-trusted in his profession.
Cherkinsky practices at Lake Worth Dentist, off Lake Worth Road just east of Florida’s Turnpike. His patients’ oral health and well being are his top priorities. “I take really good care of my patients,” Cherkinsky said. “They just love me.”
For Cherkinsky, dentistry is more than just a profession, it’s his passion. “It’s fun for me, and I believe if there’s no fun in what I’m doing, then I would not be doing it,” he said.
Cherkinsky attributes his love of dentistry to his second love — art. “I was an artist for many years, and I’ve done drawings and paintings, and I’m constantly making posters,” he said.
Being a dentist is more than just working on teeth, according to Cherkinsky. “It’s an art,” he said. “I remember when I took my first course in dental school, the dean of the department taught the class, and the first thing out of his mouth was, ‘Dentistry is an art as well as a science.’”
This concept has always stuck with Cherkinsky, and he has carried it into his practice. Cherkinsky began his dental career in Brooklyn, Mich., where he practiced for 11 years. “But the weather was just awful up there during the winter, and we could not take it anymore,” he said.
Cherkinsky moved to Florida in 1988 and practiced in West Palm Beach from 1989 to 2005, when he moved his practice to Wellington. Cherkinsky’s practice previously was located in the Wellington Courtyard Shops. “We recently moved to the Lake Worth location because we had a great opportunity here,” he said.
Cherkinsky specializes in full mouth reconstruction “either by using precision, removable dentures, implants or crowns if necessary,” he said. “What we are really trying to do is rehabilitate and teach people how to take care of themselves.”
The focus for Cherkinsky and his staff is to ensure that patients have a positive experience at the dentist. “We do this by talking with them and reassuring them that I know what I’m doing,” he said. “My goal is for them to be comfortable with themselves, so that they can look and feel better, and I can’t do that if they are not comfortable with my abilities.”
Whether Cherkinsky is doing implants or restorations, he makes sure that patients are well informed on the procedures. “Whatever I’m doing to the patient, it’s all the same process,” he said. “One of the most important parts of dentistry is the bond we create with our patients.”
Some of the other procedures Cherkinsky offers include root canals, crown and bridge, precision attachment dentures, and other specialized implant services. When a patient comes in with a problem, Cherkinsky follows a set procedure. “It’s about first listening to what the patient wants, then addressing what their needs are at the moment and completing the process,” he said.
For a standard checkup with a new patient who is coming in for a cleaning, Cherkinsky follows a different set of procedures. “They get a full mouth set of X-rays, a complete examination, cleaning, and if they are young they get fluoride,” he said.
Lake Worth Dentist is located at 6910 Lake Worth Road. For more information, call (561) 790-6660.